"The beauty of silence” - Neil Young in Minneapolis
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From The Red Chair a mini review of Neil Young's concert in Minneapolis, MN on July 29, 2010:
We’ve had the fortune of seeing a lot of concerts in the Twincy [Twin Cities].
Artists who travel the country, spreading the meaning of their lyrics and songs with their fans. We’ve all been to a show that ends with “…Goodnight Minneapolis!” On Thursday night we had the fortune of seeing a show that both started and ended with nothing. No “Good Evening” and no “Goodbye”.
How else would you maintain a musical career for 50 years?
At times, Neil Young wandered the stage – almost in confusion. Staring at instruments, scratching his chin. None of his songs were introduced, and complete silence filled the gaps between jams. To some this might sound horrible, but to us – it was brilliant.
We sat between 20-somethings, and 70-somethings – each song giving a different meaning to each of their lives. This got us thinking – a song that means one thing to us, and something completely different to the woman sitting next to us came across in our own unique way.
We’ve never seen Neil Young live, but if he tours again – believe me - we’ll be there…
Thanks The Red Chair!
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